Weekend Box Office: 'Cars 3′ Speeds to $53 Million Opening

The Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me landed at No. 3 at the North American box office over the weekend.

Disney Pixar's sequel Cars 3 opened in 4,256 theaters for a solid $12,582 per-screen average, with a decent 65% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the only new release to get a Fresh rating on the critic aggregate website.

The film, directed by Brian Fee, will wrest the weekend crown from holdover "Wonder Woman", which is projected to earn $39 million in its third week for a domestic total of almost $275 million. Combined with everything it's made overseas, Wonder Woman has now made $571.8 million worldwide.

All Eyez on Me Lionsgate
"All Eyez on Me. Lionsgate

This image released by Disney shows Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, left, and Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo in a scene from "Cars 3". Titled after Shakur's 1996 fourth studio album of the same name, the film release date aligns with Shakur's 46th birthday. The cast also includes Kat Graham, who plays Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was close to Shukar.

Universal's "The Mummy" placed fourth with an estimated 13.9 million US dollars in its second weekend.

In third place, the Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" debuted with a notable $27.1 million, while the Mandy Moore shark thriller "47 Meters Down" netted $11.5 million. The movie grossed a muted $3.3 million Friday for a projected $8 million-plus weekend. The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started it All pulled in $21,473 from just one theater, while Oscilloscope Pictures' comedy Lost in Paris earned $4,500 from one theater, Sony Pictures Classics' drama Maudie earned $49,842 from 24 theaters for a $2,077 per-screen average and IFC's dramatic comedy The Journey earned $34,364 from two theaters for a $17,182 per-screen average. The project combines the talents of director and co-writer Lucia Aniello, co-writer and actor Paul W. Downs, and star Ilana Glazer - the three are frequent collaborators on Comedy Central's "Broad City" and "Time Traveling Bong".

  • Salvatore Jensen